Berlin-based LIGHTBURST PICTURES was founded in 2015. The company is run by Ufuk Genç, founder and managing director of well-established post-production house CINE CHROMATIX, that has already been largely producing and co- producing in the past years. Besides developing and producing local German films LIGHTBURST PICTURES acts as minority partner in international co-production. Compelling ideas, outstanding talent and promising artistic and/or commercial impact are key in our project selection.
The portfolio ranges from international art house films, such as Turkish-German co-production IVY (SARMASIK) which premiered in competition of 2015 Sundance Film Festival, to mainstream cinema like privately financed martial arts comedy PLAN B, which premiered at the Sitges festival of Catalonia in October 2016.
Backed by a group of investors, LIGHTBURST PICTURES is able to actively provide gap financing or even fully finance projects.
PLAN B - SCHEISS AUF PLAN A 2017
Genre: Feature film
Genre: Martial arts, Comedy
Screenplay: Rafael Alberto Garciolo
Cast: Can Aydin, Phong Giang, Cha-Lee Yoon, Eugene Boateng
Can, Phong and Cha-Lee might be ambitious stuntmen, but their career has long since hit rock bottom. However, it's when their friend and wannabe amnager Ugin reels in a promising new job offer that things truly fo south. A mix-up results in the four freinds bursting in on low-life Eddie and his sleazy gang of thugs. Seizing the opportunity, Eddie takes Phong as a hostage and blackmails the others into running a dangerous errand. Their mission: to seek the whereabouts of a secret safe owned by erlin's underworld kingpin Gabriel and deliver Eddie its contents. The terms: they either succeed with 24 hours, or Phong dies. Chickening out is not an option, and so the three friends tumble head over heels into a relentless scavenger hunt, attracting the attention of tenacious cop and, ultimately, of Gabriel himself.
Plan B is a fastpaced action comedy that pays homage to the action flicks of the 1980s and 1990s. Featuring spectacular action choreography by martial artists Can Aydin, Phong Giang and Cha-Lee from stunt team Reel Deal Action, it's the first theatrical martial arts motion picture ever to be domestically produced in Berlin, Germany's vibrant capital.
Sitges 2016 - 49. International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia in October 2016
Format: Feature film
Screenplay: Thomas Böltken und Philipp Hirsch
Cast: Matti Schmidt-Schaller, Milena Tscharntke, Mathilda Merkel, Tom Gronau, Enno Trebs
When Glocke sets fire to the SUV of a notorious hooker, he gets caught and filmed. He manages to free himself, but his picture goes viral. Glocke spontaneously joins a group of dropouts, that met in the internet. They are on their way to Friedrich, who lives in the mountains and declares, that the future lies within nature. At the beginning Glocke, Judith, Steffi, Elias and Paule feel nothing
52. Hof International Film Festival
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER 2018
Format: Feature film
Screenplay: Damian John Harper
Cast: Eric Hunter, Nikki Lowe, Max Thayer
A young man is confronted with the most savage decision of his life. Can he murder his abusive grandfather in order to save his family?
56. Filmfest München